With Soriano Trade Looming, Cubs Fall To Arizona Chicago players were upset about the news of teammate Alfonso Soriano's impending trade to the Yankees, and manager Dale Sveum thought that played a part in the Cubs' 3-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Schierholtz Powers Cubs To 7-6 Win Over D'BacksNate Schierholtz is having the kind of season that makes contending clubs interested in dealing for him. He showed why there is such interest with a career-high five-RBI night Wednesday in the Chicago Cubs' 12-inning 7-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
All-Star Wood Fades In First Start Since Break An eight-day layoff didn't agree with Chicago Cubs pitcher Travis Wood.
Baffoe: Faith In Starlin Castro Seems To Be Paying OffIs Starlin Castro turning the corner again?
Wood Pitches Well Again In Cubs' Loss To CardinalsChicago Cubs starter Travis Wood seems to keep pitching better every outing. He just has very little to show for it.
Cubs Prospect Baez Has 4 Home Run Day Yes, the Cubs lost to the Reds 6-2 at Wrigley Field last night. But that small fact isn't even close to the biggest story in the Cubs organization from Monday.
Bullpen Gives Up Latest Homer, Cubs Lose To Angels 4-3The Chicago Cubs' bullpen has allowed 17 home runs through the first 56 games this season, and the one Carlos Villanueva gave up to Albert Pujols was easily one of the most aggravating for manager Dale Sveum to watch.
Epstein: 'Completely Supportive' Of Marmol's DemotionCubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein had absolutely no problem with manager Dale Sveum's decision to demote Carlos Marmol from his closing position.
Baffoe: For Cubs To Trade Marmol They Have To Let Him BurnThe only way to find out if that request rings the Cubs’ phones is if Carlos Marmol keeps pitching, though. He needs to be given the opportunity to possibly return to the type of guy Jason Goff referred to as “You won’t hit me, but I might hit you.”
Cubs Make 11 Cuts, Keep SappeltThe Cubs today made 11 cuts as the teams works to define a 25-man roster.
Baffoe: Bunting Tournament A Reminder Of Cubs' Inevitable FutilityThe 2013 Cubs are fait accompli, and there are only so many ways for someone to write that the team is going to be bad again.
Schuster: Theo Epstein Addresses Hairston Signing, Garza's HealthThe bunting tournament is back for the Cubs in Spring Training and believe it or not, that wasn't the biggest news for day one with the Cubs. Lots of topics were broached as Theo Epstein and crew addressed the assembled media.
Schuster: Sveum Shot While Hunting With Robin Yount"He got the bird but he also got me. It happens more often then you think", said Sveum.
Cubs Walk-Off To End Season On A WinBryan LaHair homered and hit a game-winning single in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat Houston 5-4 Wednesday in the Astros' National League finale.
Baffoe: Chicago Baseball 2012, In MemoriamWell, the 2012 baseball season in Chicago has come to an end. For some, mercifully. For others, disappointingly.